Governing Genomic Data: Plea for an 'Open Commons'

in Governing the Knowledge Commons, MADISON, M., FRISCHMANN, B. & STRANDBURG, K. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2014, 137-153

18 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2014

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Geertrui Van Overwalle

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

In their foundational paper, 'Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment', Madison, Frischmann and Strandburg develop a theoretical framework for analyzing and systematizing constructed cultural commons, thereby tilting the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework approach, originally developed by Ostrom and her colleagues for natural resource commons, in a new direction. The present paper explores how genomics research may be understood looking through their analytical lens. Based on their adapted framework, and insightful views of other authors, the paper takes the view that the optimal design for protecting, sharing and managing genomic data is an 'Open Commons' approach.

Keywords: Genes, Genomic Data, Intellectual Property, Patents, Sharing Norms, Commons, Openness, Access, Use

JEL Classification: D23, D45, H 41, H51, I18, K11, L14, L4, L 65, O31, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Governing Genomic Data: Plea for an 'Open Commons' (January 1, 2013). in Governing the Knowledge Commons, MADISON, M., FRISCHMANN, B. & STRANDBURG, K. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2014, 137-153. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477897

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

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